Illumina's brief dalliance with the real-time PCR instrumentation and reagents market is coming to an end.

CEO Jay Flatley said during a conference call held this week to recap Illumina's third quarter earnings that the company is "exiting the PCR market" in order to train its R&D and commercialization resources fully on the "tremendous opportunities" that exist for its sequencing and array technologies.

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